Soft Rock Morning

This photo is at sunrise on the south-east side of Harling Point. Until I looked at the photo I had not seen the wonderful pink rock. Perhaps it is partly an artifact of the variable ND filter which I had on the camera, but which was at its lowest setting. Or more likely it was me paying more attention to setting up the camera than having a good look at what I was framing.

Regardless of how the shot came about, I am presenting it today because I love the colours and the light and the softness of the pink and yellow areas. If you were between a rock and a hard place, would it help if the rock were like this?

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Image taken with Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon 50mm f1.4 lens, ISO100, ND filter, f16, 0.6 seconds.

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18 thoughts on “Soft Rock Morning

  1. Beautiful color and detail in the rocks. And a nice softness in the water, too. A good combination but the composition is really excellent.

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    • Thank you Ken. I am glad you like the composition (and the rest of it too). The composition feels right to me, but if you asked me to explain why I would be at a complete loss for words.

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    • Hi Jim – welcome to my blog – nice to have you commenting. I hope you come back 🙂 And, your photos are great. I will be looking more at your work when I can. Full frame makes a pretty big difference, especially for something like this which is cropped out of a larger view.

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    • Its funny because I am stuck here, in the sense that I live very close and can go there when I want. But, its not usually like this for many different reasons (time of day, tide, light, weather, my mood) so I am not stuck in the photographed place, but somewhere that is only fleetingly like it.

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  2. I love the colours and the light, softness of the pink and yellow areas, too. It is interesting about not seeing what you are photographing. I have many photos from my travels that mean nothing to me when I look at them, as I was concentrating on the camera and framing NOT the environment I was in. I remember many places better when I haven’t taken the photo!

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    • Hi Photobooth – that is an interesting thought – I find that some of my photos are like that. However, this one does capture what I was trying to frame in – the light and softness of the morning, so it does work for me as an aide-mémoire. I know what you mean though, and have some photos that have nice surprises in them, which I will keep and others that I am surprised by, but not pleased and those ones I tend to toss.

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